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14 Great Date Ideas!

14 Great Date Ideas!

14 Great Date Ideas!  February is one of our favorite months here at Married Life Counseling and we want to make it your favorite month too! We're excited to extend our love for this month to you by offering 14 fantastic date Ideas perfect for Valentine’s Day, or...

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Are you listening to me?

Are you listening to me?

Are you listening to me? Sometimes it seems the problem with communication isn’t so much what we say or how we say it, but more, is our message even being received? Do you find yourself saying to your partner ‘Are you listening to me?’.  Does your partner really...

Family Hiking Fun

Family Hiking Fun

"I don't want to go on a hike!" whines my 9-year old son James, "My ankles hurt" groans my 12-year old daughter Ella. The complaints are constant these days, but I'm not phased. It's natural for kids to push back, but there are times when we as parents need to...

How to Date Better- Date #3

How to Date Better- Date #3

Date Better- Date #3 Forts and Flicks Ya’ll, we’ve outdone ourselves on this one. Not only has this date been the MOST fun and laughs we have had in all of our Date Better testing, but it's also 100% free from the everyday average date. If you will only do one of...

Are you lonely?

Are you lonely?

Are You Lonely? Have you ever felt lonely in a crowd? When you're amongst family and friends, have you ever felt lonely? Do you ever feel lonely in your closest relationship? Loneliness Loneliness has been called a national healthcare crisis because of the...

How to Date Better- Part 2

How to Date Better- Part 2

How to Date Better- Date #2 Dates for deeper connection, better conversations, and more fun. This month, we've curated yet another fun filled date night to help you avoid the 'What do you want to do tonight?' debacle. Our goal is to help you Date Better by offering...

How to Date Better

How to Date Better

How to Date Better! Dates for deeper connection, better conversations, and more fun. I know we are supposed to set aside time each week to date our significant other, but actually doing so is easier said than done.  Even when you do have time, a sitter lined up and...

Shame in Marriage- Part 2

Shame in Marriage- Part 2

Shame identified. Shame is the unseen driver behind many challenges couples experience in their relationship. In my previous blog, Shame Part 1, I mentioned that shame can be difficult to identify. I explained how shame can work in secret when we do not know what...

Emotions and Men

Emotions and Men

“Real men don’t cry.“ “Stop being such a baby.“ “Toughen up and be a man.“ “You don’t have time for all that touchy-feely stuff.“ Do any of these statements sound familiar to you? If they do, chances are you may have heard them from other men- your dad, your boss,...